The Glass Lake pdf

The Glass Lake  pdf

Title: The Glass Lake pdf

Author: Maeve Binchy

Genre: ,Fiction,Womens Fiction,Chick Lit,Cultural,Ireland,Romance

Pages: 704 pages

The Glass Lake pdf

Kit McMahon lives in the small Irish town of Lough Glass, where everyone knows everyone; children who walk to school together grow up and become sweethearts and marry, people gossip and grumble and dream their lives away. For it is a place where change comes slowly. One day, Kit’s mother disappears and the town gossips run wild with stories. The consequences for Helen’s husband, her son, but above all for her daughter, Kit, are unimaginable and will leave not one of their lives unchanged.

 

At Swim-Two-Birds pdf

At Swim-Two-Birds  pdf

Title: At Swim-Two-Birds pdf

Author: Flann O’Brien,

Genre: ,Fiction,European Literature,Irish Literature,Cultural,Ireland,Classics,Novels

Pages: 239 pages

At Swim-Two-Birds pdf

A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim-Two-Birds is the story of a young, lazy, and frequently drunk Irish college student who lives with his curmudgeonly uncle in Dublin. When not in bed (where he seems to spend most of his time) or reading he is composing a mischief-filled novel about Dermot Trellis, a second-rate author whose characters ultimately rebel against him and seek vengeance. From drugging him as he sleeps to dropping the ceiling on his head, these figures of Irish myth make Trellis pay dearly for his bad writing.,Hilariously funny and inventive, At Swim-Two-Birds has influenced generations of writers, opening up new possibilities for what can be done in fiction. It is a true masterpiece of Irish literature.

 

The Third Policeman pdf

The Third Policeman  pdf

Title: The Third Policeman pdf

Author: Flann O’Brien,

Genre: ,Fiction,European Literature,Irish Literature,Fantasy,Cultural,Ireland,Classics,Humor

Pages: 200 pages

The Third Policeman pdf

The Third Policeman is Flann O’Brien’s brilliantly dark comic novel about the nature of time, death, and existence. Told by a narrator who has committed a botched robbery and brutal murder, the novel follows him and his adventures in a two-dimensional police station where, through the theories of the scientist/philosopher de Selby, he is introduced to “Atomic Theory” and its relation to bicycles, the existence of eternity (which turns out to be just down the road), and de Selby’s view that the earth is not round but “sausage-shaped.” With the help of his newly found soul named “Joe,” he grapples with the riddles and contradictions that three eccentric policeman present to him.,The last of O’Brien’s novels to be published, The Third Policeman joins O’Brien’s other fiction (At Swim-Two-Birds, The Poor Mouth, The Hard Life, The Best of Myles, The Dalkey Archive) to ensure his place, along with James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, as one of Ireland’s great comic geniuses.

 

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man pdf

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man  pdf

Title: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man pdf

Author: James Joyce,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Literature,European Literature,Irish Literature,Cultural,Ireland,Novels,Literature,20th Century,Academic,School,Literary Fiction,Classics,Classic Literature

Pages: 329 pages

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man pdf

The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus’s Dublin childhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself, is also an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce and a universal testament to the artist’s ‘eternal imagination’. Both an insight into Joyce’s life and childhood, and a unique work of modernist fiction, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of sexual awakening, religious rebellion and the essential search for voice and meaning that every nascent artist must face in order to blossom fully into themselves.

 

Ulysses pdf

Ulysses  pdf

Title: Ulysses pdf

Author: James Joyce,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Literature,Novels,European Literature,Irish Literature,Cultural,Ireland,Unfinished,Literature,20th Century,Literary Fiction,Literature,Banned Books

Pages: 783 pages

Ulysses pdf

Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners in 1904. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating cast of supporting characters, Joyce pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. Captivating experimental techniques range from interior monologues to exuberant wordplay and earthy humor. A major achievement in 20th century literature.

 

Broken Harbour pdf

Broken Harbour  pdf

Title: Broken Harbour pdf

Author: Tana French

Genre: ,Mystery,Fiction,Mystery,Crime,Thriller,Mystery Thriller,Cultural,Ireland,Thriller

Pages: 533 pages

Broken Harbour pdf

In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin – half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned – two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder Squad’s star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once.,Scorcher’s personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again, and she’s resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family, one summer at Broken Harbour, back when they were children. The neat compartments of his life are breaking down, and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk . . .

 

The Trespasser pdf

The Trespasser  pdf

Title: The Trespasser pdf

Author: Tana French

Genre: ,Mystery,Fiction,Mystery,Crime,Thriller,Mystery Thriller,Thriller,Cultural,Ireland

Pages: 496 pages

The Trespasser pdf

Antoinette Conway, the tough, abrasive detective from The Secret Place, is still on the Murder squad, but only just. She’s partnered up with Stephen Moran now, and that’s going well – but the rest of her working life isn’t. Antoinette doesn’t play well with others, and there’s a vicious running campaign in the squad to get rid of her. She and Stephen pull a case that at first looks like a slam-dunk lovers’ tiff, but gradually they realise there’s more going on: someone on their own squad is trying to push them towards the obvious solution, away from nagging questions. They have to work out whether this is just an escalation in the drive to get rid of her – or whether there’s something deeper and darker going on.

 

The Good People pdf

The Good People  pdf

Title: The Good People pdf

Author: Hannah Kent

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical,Cultural,Ireland

Pages: 386 pages

The Good People pdf

From the bestselling author of the multi-award-winning Burial Rites ,County Kerry, Ireland, 1825.,The fires on the hills smouldered orange as the women left, pockets charged with ashes to guard them from the night. Watching them fade into the grey fall of snow, Nance thought she could hear Maggie’s voice. A whisper in the dark. ,”Some folk are born different, Nance. They are born on the outside of things, with a skin a little thinner, eyes a little keener to what goes unnoticed by most. Their hearts swallow more blood than ordinary hearts; the river runs differently for them.” ,Nóra Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson, Micheál. The boy cannot walk, or speak, and Nora, mistrustful of the tongues of gossips, has kept the child hidden from those who might see in his deformity evidence of otherworldly interference. ,Unable to care for the child alone, Nóra hires a fourteen-year-old servant girl, Mary, who soon hears the whispers in the valley about the blasted creature causing grief to fall upon the widow’s house. ,Alone, hedged in by rumour, Mary and her mistress seek out the only person in the valley who might be able to help Micheál. For although her neighbours are wary of her, it is said that old Nance Roche has the knowledge. That she consorts with Them, the Good People. And that only she can return those whom they have taken…

 

Tender pdf

Tender  pdf

Title: Tender pdf

Author: Belinda McKeon

Genre: ,Fiction,Literary Fiction,Cultural,Ireland,Romance,Contemporary,Adult

Pages: 416 pages

Tender pdf

A searing novel about longing, intimacy and obsession from the award-winning author of Solace.,When they meet in Dublin in the late nineties, Catherine and James become close as two friends can be. She is a sheltered college student, he an adventurous, charismatic young artist. In a city brimming with possibilities, he spurs her to take life on with gusto. But as Catherine opens herself to new experiences, James’s life becomes a prison; as changed as the new Ireland may be, it is still not a place in which he feels able to truly be himself. Catherine, grateful to James and worried for him, desperately wants to help — but as time moves on, and as life begins to take the friends in different directions, she discovers that there is a perilously fine line between helping someone and hurting them further. When crisis hits, Catherine finds herself at the mercy of feelings she cannot control, leading her to jeopardize all she holds dear.,By turns exhilarating and devastating, Tender is a dazzling exploration of human relationships, of the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we are taught to tell. It is the story of first love and lost innocence, of discovery and betrayal. A tense high-wire act with keen psychological insights, this daring novel confirms McKeon as a major voice in contemporary fiction, belonging alongside the masterful Edna O’Brien and Anne Enright.

 

The Darkling Bride pdf

The Darkling Bride  pdf

Title: The Darkling Bride pdf

Author: Laura Andersen

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Mystery,Gothic,Fiction,Historical,Cultural,Ireland,Adult

Pages: 369 pages

The Darkling Bride pdf

Three generations of Irish nobles face their family secrets in this spellbinding novel from the award-winning author of the Boleyn King trilogy.,The Gallagher family has called Deeprath Castle home for seven hundred years. Nestled in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland, the estate is now slated to become a public trust, and book lover and scholar Carragh Ryan is hired to take inventory of its historic library. But after meeting Aidan, the current Viscount Gallagher, and his enigmatic family, Carragh knows that her task will be more challenging than she’d thought.,Two decades before, Aidan’s parents died violently at Deeprath. The case, which was never closed, has recently been taken up by a new detective determined to find the truth. The couple’s unusual deaths harken back a century, when twenty-three-year-old Lady Jenny Gallagher also died at Deeprath under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind an infant son and her husband, a renowned writer who never published again. These incidents only fueled fantastical theories about the Darkling Bride, a local legend of a sultry and dangerous woman from long ago whose wrath continues to haunt the castle.,The past catches up to the present, and odd clues in the house soon have Carragh wondering if there are unseen forces stalking the Gallagher family. As secrets emerge from the shadows and Carragh gets closer to answers—and to Aidan—could she be the Darkling Bride’s next victim?